Bus crash kills 12 Ukrainian servicemen and injures 21 on snowy road in conflict zone

January 6, 2015 5:00 PM

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DONETSK, Ukraine – A bus carrying Ukrainian servicemen collided with two heavy trucks on a snowy road, killing 12 of them and injuring 21, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.

The accident occurred late Monday in eastern Ukraine, where government forces are fighting Russia-backed separatists. The troops killed in the crash were members of the National Guard, the ministry said.

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